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MBA Reaffirms Resolution on Homosexuality

In its annual meeting on June 29, the messengers of the Minnesota Baptist Association reaffirmed the following resolution on homosexuality.

Whereas the messengers of the Minnesota Baptist Association affirmed our Confession of Faith which states that all sinners are “positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse,” we recognize the Old Testament prohibitions against homosexuality defined sexual relations between members of the same sex as sin (Leviticus 18:22; Deuteronomy 23:17). We also recognize that the New Testament affirms that homosexual acts are sinful (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:8-11). Furthermore, we affirm that a civil ceremony or legal license does not validate or give divine approval to homosexual activity and the Minnesota Baptist Association will not endorse or give Christian recognition to civil unions or homosexual marriages. Instead, we commit to sharing the life-changing Gospel with all who are tempted into homosexuality. We believe this sin, as all sin, leads to “just condemnation” and “to eternal ruin” but that Christ’s sacrifice fully atoned for this sin. We believe that godly believers can be tempted by homosexuality but that they will abstain from this sin in all of its forms.

Kevin T. Bauder

About Kevin Bauder

Kevin T. Bauder is Research Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Not every one of the professors, students, or alumni of Central Seminary necessarily agrees with every opinion that this post expresses.

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